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South Africa vs India, 5th ODI: Here's the weather forecast for Port Elizabeth game

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 12, 2018, 11:53 am IST
Updated Feb 12, 2018, 1:32 pm IST
Virat Kohli's Team India will look to wrap up the series after losing the 4th ODI in Johannesburg.
Virat Kohli's India are currently 3-1 up in the series and will look to win the Port Elizabeth game to wrap up the series. (Photo: BCCI)
 Virat Kohli's India are currently 3-1 up in the series and will look to win the Port Elizabeth game to wrap up the series. (Photo: BCCI)

Port Elizabeth: South Africa finally managed to win their first match of the series when they defeated India by five wickets (via Duckworth-Lewis method) in the fourth ODI at Johannesburg on Saturday.

India, after having taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the six-match Momentum ODI Series, lost the Wanderers ODI as South Africa dug deep, thanks to fine batting from David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen, whose match-winning knock helped Proteas to keep the series alive.

 

Read: South Africa vs India, 5th ODI: Virat Kohli and co renew pursuit of history

It will be interesting to witness whether India quickly regroup to clinch the series in Port Elizabeth or South Africa add another win to not allow India a historic series win. However, like in the fourth ODI, the weather may play a part in how the match unfolds.

Read: South Africa vs India: Aiden Markram and co fined for slow over-rate in Johannesburg

After lightening and rain halted play a multiple times at Johannesburg, there is a possibility of showers in Port Elizabeth on match day.

 

PORT ELIZABETH WEATHER (Photo: Screengrab from accuweather.com)

There are more than 45 per cent chances of rain on Tuesday morning till 12 PM (local time),an hour before the start of play and thirty minutes prior to toss.

PORT ELIZABETH WEATHER (Photo: Screengrab from accuweather.com)

However, the fans can hope for a goo day's action as the chances of rain go down drastically after 12 PM (3.30 PM IST)

There is an indication of showers earlier in the day. However, the weather, despite the cloud cover, in the evening is unlikely to play spoilsport. 

PORT ELIZABETH WEATHER (Photo: Screengrab from accuweather.com)

 

Match-timings:

The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. IST.

Where to watch the match live?

Live telecast: The match can be seen live on Sony Ten 1 (English commentary) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi commentary).

Live streaming: It can also be streamed live on Sony LIV, the digital platform on the internet.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

 

South Africa: Aiden  Markram (Captain), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wicketkeeper).

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